(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

His Death In Benares - Poem by Kabir

His death in Benares
Won't save the assassin
From certain hell,

Any more than a dip
In the Ganges will send
Frogs—or you—to paradise.

My home, says Kabir,
Is where there's no day, no night,
And no holy book in sight

To squat on our lives.

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Translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

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  • Gold Star - 30,477 Points * Sunprincess * (1/31/2014 2:22:00 AM)

    ........a poet's view of death...nicee (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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